Covid Catch Up Premium Statement


This funding is to support children and young people in catching up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. To support schools in making the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a coronavirus support guide for school with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students. We have adopted this guidance to help develop our teaching, target academic support and other wider strategies.


Our overall aim of our catch-up premium strategy is:

  •   To reduce the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers
  •   To raise the attainment of all pupils to close the gap created by COVID-19 school closures

The Petchey Academy's Catch-up priorities are:

  • Develop and implement intervention programmes and support mechanisms for students for whom lockdown was a barrier to their learning
  • Ensure that the curriculum is fit for purpose and meets the needs of all students disadvantaged by COVID19.

Here are our core approaches and how their implementation will contribute to helping pupils catch up missed learning:

  • Curriculum adaptations in response to lost learning time and quality assurance of our provision

  • Employment of graduates to tutor year 13 and year 11 students (and then to focus on year 10 and 12).

  • Roll out the National Tutoring Programme for 60 year 11 PP students: 20 English, 20 Maths & 20 Science.

  • Targeted boosters aimed at students who are furthest behind due to barriers to learning during all lockdowns.

  • Ensure all disadvantaged students have access to high quality technology ensuring access to online learning.

  • Provide a staffed study space that can be used to ensure environment is not a barrier to learning